LAHORE – Peaches are juicy and versatile summer fruits that are native to China and South Asia. Peaches belong to the family of Rosaceae, which includes fruits like plums and cherries. The inner flesh of a peach can range in color from white to yellow or orange.
There are two different varieties of peaches: freestone and clingstone, depending on whether the flesh sticks to the inner seed or easily comes apart.
Below are some of the amazing health benefits of adding Peaches to your diet:
1# Skin Care: The antioxidant vitamin C, when eaten in its natural form (in whole foods such as peaches) or applied topically, can reduce wrinkles, improve overall skin texture and help to fight skin damage caused by the sun and pollution. Vitamin C also plays a vital role in the formation of collagen, the support system of your skin.
September is just around the corner.. 🍂 working my way through 60 pounds of delicious organic peaches for the girls lunch boxes. They are crazy about dried peaches (and canned.. That's coming up next) We are big on home made snacks around here- I know exactly what's in it (whole foods!) and what's not (carcinogenic food colouring and sugar) and most importantly they are delicious!! Nothing like the concentrated sweetness of summer in dry peach slices in the middle of winter. Also amazing for chopping into oatmeal or yogurt 😋 #dehydrating #excalibur #peaches #healthysnacks #schoollunches #feedingkids #wholefoods #nutrition #nourishing #mamabear #nosugar #justpeaches #dehydrator #feedingmyfamily #foodpreservation #driedfruit #eatrealfood #okanaganfruit #supportlocalfarmers #childfriendly #lunchbox #cleaneating
2# Aids in Digestion: Peaches are good for maintaining healthy digestive health due to their alkaline content and fiber. Dietary fiber in peaches absorbs water and helps in preventing stomach disorders like constipation, hemorrhoids, stomach ulcers, gastritis, and irregular bowel movements.
It also helps in cleansing and eliminating the toxic waste from the intestines and preventing the body from contracting various abdominal disorders, including stomach cancer.
3# Diabetes: Studies have shown that type 1 diabetics who consume high-fiber diets have lower blood glucose levels and type 2 diabetics may have improved blood sugar, lipids, and insulin levels.
One medium peach provides about 2 grams of fiber. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends 21-25 g/day for women and 30-38 g/day for men.
This Peach 🍑🍑🍑Pecan Cake 🍰🎂is a perfect dessert !!! It tastes like summer! I love fresh peaches & this cake brought out the yummy factor! This recipe from @mary_berg3 from the @themarilyndenisshow is one of the best #summercake #desserts . TAG 2 friends who you think will love to try this dessert! . I only made the peach cake & skipped the bourbon caramel sauce & instead made my own icing. . . . INGREDIENTS ¼ cup unsalted butter, room temperature ¼ cup sugar ¼ cup brown sugar 1 large egg 1 teaspoon vanilla ½ cup full fat yogurt 1 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt 1–2 peaches, thinly sliced ¼ cup chopped pecans INSTRUCTIONS Preheat your oven to 350F and grease an 8” round cake pan with non-stick cooking spray. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars together until slightly pale and fluffy. Add the egg, beating well, then stir in the vanilla and yogurt. In a separate bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together. Add the dry mixture to the wet and stir just to combine. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan, top with the peaches and pecans. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool in the pan and remove once filled and serve! Enjoy @jillshomemadeeats @jillshomemadeeats @jillshomemadeeats #jillshomemadeeats #peaches #peaches🍑
4# Preventing Cancer: As an excellent source of the strong antioxidant vitamin C, peaches can also help combat the formation of free radicals known to cause cancer.
While an adequate vitamin C intake is necessary and very beneficial as an antioxidant, the amount necessary to consume for treatment purposes for cancer is thought to be beyond oral intake.
5# Eye health: A higher intake of fruits has been shown to decrease the risk and progression of age-related macular degeneration. It is important to note that the benefits of consuming fruits and vegetables of all kinds, including peaches, are infinite.
As plant food consumption goes up, the risk of all lifestyle-related diseases (such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease) goes down.
Okay, listen (or read, as the case may be): this is 1/3 of today’s bounty, and 1/6 of the amount on the tree. If you are good at math 🤓, there are still a 💩load of 🍑🍑 on that 🌳! And, of course, I’m leaving the country tomorrow morning and leaving the aftermath of the haul in the fridge. I hope he likes 🍑!😳😆 #summerfruit #peach #peaches #millionsofpeaches #peachesforfree
6# Heart health: A higher intake of fruits (3 or more servings per day) has been shown to decrease the risk and progression of age-related macular degeneration.
It is important to note that the benefits of consuming fruits and vegetables of all kinds, including peaches, are infinite. As plant food consumption goes up, the risk of all lifestyle-related diseases (such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease) goes down.